Category Archives: Politics

Cameroon Separatists Attack Over Leader’s Life Sentence

Cameroon’s Anglophone separatists have attacked towns and villages in protest after a military tribunal gave their leader and 9 supporters life sentences. Cameroon’s military says at least two people were killed in Bamenda and six …

Uganda, Rwanda Leaders Sign Pact Aimed at Ending Standoff

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling.

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and …

Somalia Regional Election Raises National, East African Tensions

Somalia’s regional state of Jubaland will this week elect a new president, but the electoral process has been marred by threats, intimidation, violence and outside interference.

Four candidates have expressed their interest to lead the …

Cameroon President Assists Militia After Boko Haram Raids

Authorities in Cameroon are giving huge consignments of food, money and equipment to militias fighting Boko Haram on the country’s northern border with Nigeria. The militias are defending areas from which the military has withdrawn.…

South Sudan Activists Ramp Up Pressure for Unity Government

South Sudan activists on Monday began a campaign to pressure the country’s warring parties to meet a fast-approaching deadline to form a unity government as part of their 2018 peace agreement.

The Civil Society Forum, …

Breastfeeding Lawmaker Sparks Uproar in Kenyan Parliament

The Kenyan parliament’s ejection of a female lawmaker for bringing her five-month-old baby to a session Wednesday has sparked debate on breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. Kenya’s parliament in 2017 passed a motion compelling employers …

Sudanese Cautiously Cheer Power-Sharing Deal

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and opposition coalition finalized a power-sharing agreement Sunday that aims to stabilize the country for the first time since the military ousted Omar al-Bashir in April after months of mass demonstrations. …